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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2011, 05:41:56 PM »
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2011, 06:23:50 PM »
I thought Audie murphy was the most decorated?
So did I. All the medals he received were b4 his 19th B-day I beleive. "To Hell And Back"
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2011, 06:33:34 PM »
Definitely a video worth watching. Thanx for posting it.
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2017, 10:32:15 AM »
I thought Audie murphy was the most decorated?

Sgt. Joe Hooper, Viet Nam,  is also listed as the most heavily decorated, more than Murphy.   I go past the old Nike site in Bothell, now an Army Reserve Center a lot now, it's named for him and thought to look him up one day.
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2017, 11:47:18 AM »
I believe the American Legion post in Moses Lake that's named for Joe Hooper.

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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2017, 01:55:00 PM »
He was a great American warrior. Rest easy.

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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2017, 02:01:19 PM »
I thought Audie murphy was the most decorated?

Murphy was the most decorated WW II veteran.
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2017, 12:58:52 PM »
Many of us have exited I90 eastbound at Cle Elum and seen the sign for the Douglas A Munro US Coast Guard Cemetery.  I drove past for years before finally doing a quick Google search.  Douglas Munro was from Cle Elum and is the only member of the US Coast Guard awarded the MOH.  Lots of you know this, thought I'd share for those who may not.

Rank and organization: Signalman First Class, U.S. Coast Guard Born: 11 October 1919, Vancouver, British Columbia. Accredited to Washington. Citation: For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry m action above and beyond the call of duty as Petty Officer in Charge of a group of 24 Higgins boats, engaged in the evacuation of a battalion of marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz Guadalcanal, on 27 September 1942. After making preliminary plans for the evacuation of nearly 500 beleaguered marines, Munro, under constant strafing by enemy machineguns on the island, and at great risk of his life, daringly led 5 of his small craft toward the shore. As he closed the beach, he signaled the others to land, and then in order to draw the enemy's fire and protect the heavily loaded boats, he valiantly placed his craft with its 2 small guns as a shield between the beachhead and the Japanese. When the perilous task of evacuation was nearly completed, Munro was instantly killed by enemy fire, but his crew, 2 of whom were wounded, carried on until the last boat had loaded and cleared the beach. By his outstanding leadership, expert planning, and dauntless devotion to duty, he and his courageous comrades undoubtedly saved the lives of many who otherwise would have perished. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 01:48:54 PM »
Interesting point. It's just the Medal of Honor - no congressional in there at all.

Interesting story about Douglas Munro. Thanks Double.  :tup:
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2017, 07:43:12 AM »
Interesting point. It's just the Medal of Honor - no congressional in there at all.

Interesting story about Douglas Munro. Thanks Double.  :tup:
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2017, 08:06:32 AM »
I thought Audie murphy was the most decorated?
Me too

THanks for the link though. I enjoy reading about true heros.  They define what courage really means, not what todays media paints as courage.
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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2017, 11:33:36 PM »
God bless another American Hero!

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Re: Most Decorated American Hero
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2017, 01:43:57 AM »
I say, there're all men to hold upon a pedestal to revere and remember for years to come. Semper Fi. :salute:
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